New York law firm gets fined $200k for failing to protect health data

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A New York law firm has agreed to pay $200,000 in penalties to the state because it failed to protect the private and electronic health information of approximately 114,000 patients. How did the data theft happen? Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy and Bach (HPMB) represents New York City area hospitals in litigation and maintains sensitive private information from patients, including dates of birth, social security numbers, health insurance information, medical history, and/or health treatment information. In November … More

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